Colour Cuts: Platt and Seaby Wood-block Prints

29th September ­ 25th November 2018

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, New Street, Lymington, Hants SO41 9BH. 01590 676969. www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

The Jetty, Sennen Cove. Colour woodcut 1921
by John Edgar Platt 1886-1967

The colour woodcut in the Japanese manner is enjoying a period of rediscovery and popularity. Books, articles and internet blogs are being written, and more information is being gathered on the many artists in Europe and America who adopted the technique during the early decades of the twentieth century. You may be interested in an exhibition being held in September at the St Barbe Art Gallery in Lymington, Hampshire where the colour woodcuts of two important British artists, John Edgar Platt and Allen W Seaby, will be on view in significant numbers.
Hilary Chapman.

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Publications, order by phone or e-mail. from Hilary Chapman or contact publisher directly.

Norman Janes: The Intaglio Prints

This catalogue provides an illustrated record of all Norman Janes's intaglio prints and includes a chronology, a preface by Emily Janes, the artist's granddaughter, and a checklist of the wood engravings and colour prints which also form part of this artist's oeuvre. Published by Hilary Chapman Fine Prints and the Norman Janes Estate in June/July 2017, the catalogue has 48 pages and costs £10.

Yoshijiro Urushibara: A Japanese printmaker in London

is now available from Brill Publishers. Co-authored by Hilary Chapman and Libby Horner, the book contains a catalogue raisonne of the artist's autographic and collaborative prints with biographical and contextual essays. £59.00

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Turpin Distribution, Stratton Business Park, Pegasus Drive, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8TQ.
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James Bostock RE.

A catalogue raisonné of the wood engravings and other prints by Hilary Chapman, with an introduction by Simon Brett, former Chairman of the Society of Wood Engravers. Published by the 20th Century Gallery, 2002. Fully illustrated, 48pp, 75 b/w illustrations, 4 colour. £6.00 (plus £1 postage UK, £2.50 USA)

The Colour Woodcuts of John Edgar Platt.

Catalogue raisonné by Hilary Chapman. Published by the 20th Century Gallery 1999. 56pp. 40 b/w illustrations, 8 colour. £9.50 (plus £1 p&p inland, £3.00 USA)
Geoffrey Wales.

Monograph and checklist of the wood engravings. Written by Hilary Chapman and published by Primrose Hill Press 1998. Pb. Fully Illustrated. £14.95 (plus £1 p&p inland, £3.00 USA)

Ethelbert White’s Wood Engravings.

Limited edition published by The Fleece Press 1992. Essay and checklist by Hilary Chapman. Illustrations from the original wood blocks plus two mounted wood engravings. Boxed. £325 (plus £5 p&p inland, £13.00 USA)

(Phone or e-mail to order from Fleece Press)



By Hilary Chapman

An account of the life and work of this modern British artist who was one of the foremost painters of the period, as well as a wood engraver, book illustrator and poster designer. A legend in his own lifetime, White and his wife Betty led a Bohemian life in Hampstead, London or roamed the country lanes of southern England in a gipsy caravan. His art encapsulates the charm of the simple rural life and the beauties of the English countryside.

The book is illustrated with photographs and reproductions of some of White's paintings and contains a fully illustrated catalogue of all the wood engravings, drypoints and linocuts executed by the artist.

88 pp + 4 pp colour.

Published by Primrose Hill Press 2003. £29.50 Out of print.



By Jon Chaplin. With an Introduction by Hilary Chapman and a fully illustrated catalogue raisonne of the prints.

Published by OBLONG Creative Ltd Yorkshire, 2005. £26.50